How Your Family Can Win the War Against Nature-Deficit Disorder

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Playing in the great outdoors is something kids are doing less and less of these days, and it seems their well-being is suffering as a result. Not only that, but adults are also experiencing ill-effects from less time in nature. Thankfully, this is one parenting battle that’s pretty easy to win. Here are some weapons to add to your arsenal of knowledge.

What You’re Up Against

‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’ Is Real, Not Going Away
US Teens Use Screens More Than Seven Hours a Day on Average
Exactly How Much ‘Nature Time’ Do We Need to Boost Well-Being?
Are You Vitamin D Deficient? 6 Signs You’re Not Spending Enough Time Outside

Winning Strategies at Home

6 Reasons Children Need to Play Outside
Increase Kid Activity Levels with a Backyard Playscape
21 Creative Outdoor Games for Families and Friends
Gardening with Children

Further From the Homefront

How to Hike with Kids? 9 Tricks from an Outdoor Mom
4 Tips When Mountain Biking with Your Child
What You Need to Know When Kayaking with Kids
Locating Sports in Your Community

Don’t Let Down Your Defenses

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Ten Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat
How to Identify Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Nature-deficit disorder is an enemy to family well-being, but don’t give up! Learn what you’re up against, plan some winning strategies, and keep your defenses up. Most of all, have fun!

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